Other Investments

Other Investments in IRAS

When you take control of your retirement funds and investing decisions, you open a world of opportunities that add diversity and can offset downtrends of the stock market. You can acquire so many other investments in IRAs that you know and understand—things that can potentially earn income at a faster pace than bonds and mutual funds.

It is impossible to list every asset that can be held in an IRA. However, the IRS has a short list of investments that cannot be purchased in retirement plans. These prohibited holdings include life insurance and collectibles, such as works of art, rugs, antiques, metals (other than gold, silver and palladium bullion), gems, stamps, coins, alcoholic beverages, and other tangible personal property.

Examples of Permissible investments in a self-directed IRA

  • Precious metals (gold, silver, platinum, palladium)
  • Improved or unimproved land
  • Commodities
  • Forex and futures trading
  • Convertible/debenture notes
  • Oil, gas, and mineral rights
  • Structured settlements
  • Commercial paper
  • Livestock
  • Timberland
  • Rights or warrants
  • Equipment leasing
  • Factoring investments
  • Sports teams
  • Show horses
  • Alpaca farms
  • Farmland
  • Crops

Timber is one of thousands of alternative assets you can invest in with an IRA.

Advanta IRA is committed to making your investing experience as easy as possible in your self-directed IRA. We have perfected our process of ensuring your investments fall within IRS rules and regulations, filing reports, and maintaining records so that you have the freedom to take control of your future.